FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTHY MONTH
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“After the last visit, I have no real problem with vertigo. I cannot say that physical therapy solved the problem but, something improved with therapy. They did a good job and I am grateful.” - Jerry W.
Put Your Heart Health First! According to the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. Happily, February marks American Heart Month, and is the perfect time to commit to healthy lifestyle changes that can lead to a longer, happier, more active life. By setting small, achievable goals and tracking those goals, you can improve your overall heart health. Try some of these tips: 1. Start by scheduling a visit with your doctor to talk about heart health and any lifestyle changes you plan to make 2. Eat less fatty, salty, and greasy foods and try adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet 3. Focus on eating lean meats and poultry (without skin) 4. Choose fats that are heart healthy such as olive oil and canola oil, and avoid saturated or trans fats 5. Incorporate more fiber into your diet with beans 6. Practice good dental hygiene every day 7. Get enough sleep, the average adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep per night 8. Don’t sit for long periods of time without moving 9. Add some exercise to your daily routine, start by walking for 15 minutes, three times a week with a spouse, or a friend 10. Always drink alcohol in moderation
Improve Balance In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing poor balance.
ALTERNATING STEP TOUCH Stand “tall”, with sturdy step stool positioned in front. Step one foot at a time onto the stool. Alternate legs and repeat 8 times. Helps Balance www.simpleset.net
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